Roles turned down by Stephen Boyd:
Stephen Boyd had been cast as Marc Antony in "Cleopatra" but numorous production delays and script changes led him to drop out to be replaced by Richard Burton.
Actor who got the part: Richard Burton
Boyd was the original choice to play James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery
Stephen Boyd was considered for the role of Doyle Lonnegan.
Actor who got the part: Robert Shaw
According to Buddy Adler and producer Sam Engel, Boyd was the original choice for the role of Boaz in the Story of Ruth.
Actor who got the part: Stuart Whitman
Stephen Boyd was producer Euan Lloyd's first choice to play the sergeant major, but he died just before the film.
Actor who got the part: Jack Watson
Did you know that Stephen Boyd was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)